Photo Contest Rules

We are running a photo contest for the most-liked photo taken on our Farmoor Reservoir Photo Walk on Saturday 14 July, 2018

Photo Contest Theme

The theme for the photo contest is “Sails and Tails”, so ALL photos submitted to the contest must be in some way related to this theme. But it’s entirely up to you – you are free to interpret this theme in any way you like so I hope you’ll have fun with it.

CONTEST overview

  • Submissions start on 14 July 2018 after the walk.
  • Deadline for submissions is midnight on 21 July 2018.
  • Voting closes at midnight on 28 July 2018.

Rules on how to enter:

  1. All entries must have been taken on 14 July 2018 during our Farmoor Reservoir Photo Walk.
  2. Each person may enter up to 2 photos ONLY, so choose carefully! Please note that photos already posted to the Facebook Group or Instagram will NOT be accepted in order to maintain photographer anonymity for reasons stated below.
  3. Submissions must be emailed to by midnight on 21 July 2018.
  4. Photos should be no larger than 3MB, and in jpeg format.
  5. With your submission, please include the following information:
  • **Email Subject Line: OPW July 2018**
  • Instagram Handle (So we can tag you, as we’d love to be able to share your shots after the contest is over.)

Rules on how to vote:

  1. An admin will create and upload ALL the photos to a photo contest album on our Facebook Group soon after the submission deadline. This way, no one will know whose photo is whose, making the voting unbiased and everyone will have a fair chance of winning.
  2. All members of the group are allowed to vote (or in this case, ‘like’ their favourite photo/s) even if they didn’t add a picture to the contest, or attend the walk.
  3. You CANNOT ‘like’ your own picture (obviously! 😉 )
  4. Voting closes on 28 July 2018 at midnight, and the winner will be announced soon after.

If you’ve any questions, please drop us an email.

Finally… is there a prize?

As we are a volunteer-lead, non-profit club, we cannot offer the winner a prize. We’re sorry about that, and hope to be able to change that in the future. Until that day comes, however, we’d like to celebrate our talented members and their winning shots by giving them their 5 Minutes of Fame, with a feature interview on our blog.

We’d love to share our members work on our website and via our social media channels. So even if you don’t win the contest, your work could still be featured. We will, of course, always add a credit line (first name and last name initial, or use the appropriate social media handle) for any photos we use.